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Mental Health Matters: A Thankful November

November 8, 2022

Mental Health Matters: A Thankful November By Cindy Boerema, West Michigan Community Mental Health November is the month that we reminisce on what we are thankful for in our lives. I am thankful that my son, Erik, 43, who has Down Syndrome has been able to be involved in Dimensions Unlimited program for 17 years. It is run through West…

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Stella’s offers a modern coffee shop with a cozy vibe.

August 31, 2021

Stella’s offers a modern coffee shop with a cozy vibe. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — Business has been busily brewing at Stella’s Coffee House since the modern coffee shop opened downtown at 213 E. Main St. less than three weeks ago. The coffee house has a hometown feel and a welcoming atmosphere with its cozy decor. Hannah Juhl, 28…

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The bond between a girl and her horse cannot be broken.

August 27, 2021

The bond between a girl and her horse cannot be broken. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — Chloe Coker, 16, has had a passion for horses since she was a little girl, and that love for the beautiful animals seems to be hereditary since her mom, Amanda, is also a horse enthusiast. Chloe is one of three 4-H ambassadors at…

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4-H teaches valuable life lessons.

August 26, 2021

4-H teaches valuable life lessons. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. HART — 4-H stands for Head, Heart, Hands and Health, and kids who are involved in the agricultural program learn many life lessons in those four important areas. Local 4-H clubs are spending this week at the Oceana County Fairgrounds during the 150th Annual Oceana County Fair to show their animals…

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The Land: ‘It’s not a job — it’s a way of life.’

October 13, 2020

The Land: ‘It’s not a job — it’s a way of life.’ The Land is a series telling the stories about local agriculture. It is a presentation of Peterson Farms, Inc. By Allison Scarbrough, Editor. SHELBY TOWNSHIP — For decades and through generations, Bush’s Apples has been harvesting fruits and vegetables on its gorgeous 400-acre farm. The farm is located…

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